America is a Constitutional Republic as defined by our Founders in our Founding documents; The Bible, The Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Summarized is America’s historical ideology below.
The Top 10 ideas, principles and values on which America was/is built are…
God, as understood by the Hebrew people, first-century Christians and the Founders.
Natural Law: Law based on “nature and nature’s God.”
Unalienable Rights: That our rights are bestowed on us by our Creator and protected by our government.
The equality of individuals and sovereignty of the individual. That “All men are created equal.”
Republicanism: The capacity of the individual to “self-governance” under the law as defined by nature and nature’s God.
The Rule of Law: That men are governed by the timeless and eternal law of nature and nature’s God given to us in the Scriptures such as the 10 Commandments and Christ’s great commandment to love the Lord our God and our neighbor as ourselves and the Golden Rule.
A Virtuous, Educated and Engaged Public: The Founder’s insisted that the only way for our form of republican government to survive and thrive is when we, as a nation, are virtuous, educated and engaged in our government.
Private land ownership/property Rights:
The right to the ownership of what we produce.
Ownership of conscious, thought, speech, property and self.
The freedom to buy, the freedom sell, the freedom to succeed and the freedom to fail.
10. The power is in the people; Limited Federal Government: Government, empowered by the people, serves and protects the people, their property and the people’s God-given rights. “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”
We must not allow the ideas, values and principles on which America was founded to be reduced to one of the many modern political “ideologies.”
It is apparent that some Americans have developed other politically-correct ideologies but there is only one historically-correct “American ideology.”
Now, more than ever, we must embrace historical “American ideology.” There is a unique American idea; there are unique American principles and unique American values.
We need a revival of the unique characteristics of what I am suggesting is historical “Americanism.”
A new “conservative” paradigm:
We are Americans not “Conservative” Americans
I am suggesting that those of us who embrace “Americanism” as defined in the Top 10 list above declare ourselves simply as “Americans.” To continue to identify ourselves as “Conservative” or as “Conservative Americans” allows for the legitimacy of other “Pseudo-American Ideologies.”
I think it is time to call a spade a spade.
We can no longer accept that there is an American “Right” and an American “Left.”
For example: Either you embrace the American Ideology espoused by the Founders, expressed in our Founding Documents or you don’t.
You support the original intent of the Founders or you don’t.
You embrace our Judeo-Christian heritage or you don’t.
You believe in our American Free-Enterprise system or you don’t.